I got a new 9 weight Nautikos last season. It is a great rod, albeit a cannon. This is the rod I use to toss LC-13 heads and it performs the job admirably. I wouldn't think of tossing a head like that on one of my GLXs for fear that it would rip the rod apart. The Nautikos is significantly heavier than the GLX and it simply "feels" bigger all around. I find I have to slow my casting stroke down considerably to get it to perform at its peak. This is a serious salt water rod and I would not recommend it for freshwater use, but for heaving heavy heads and large salt water patterns, it's a winner in my opinion. I think it casts very similar to the 10 weight T&T Horizon, if you care to use that as a reference.